THE MEL BLANC SHOW Mel Blanc's success on The Jack Benny Program led to his own radio show on the CBS Radio Network, The Mel Blanc Show, which ran from September 3, 1946 to June 24, 1947. Blanc played himself as the hapless owner of a fix-it shop, as well as a wide range of comical support characters. Other regular characters were played by Mary Jane Croft, Joseph Kearns, Hans Conreid, Alan Reed, Earle Ross, Jim Backus, Bea Benaderet and The Sportsmen Quartet, who would supply a song and sing... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, The Mel Blanc Show,...
JERRY OF THE CIRCUS The Old Time Radio show, Jerry of the Circus, is a wonderfully heartwarming and delightful children's series, syndicated in 1937. The show is fifteen minutes in length and follows the adventures of Jerry Dugan and his dog, Rags. Jerry and Rags join Sam Randall's Circus after the death of his family. In the premier episode, Jerry brings a note to Sam from his father saying that Jimmy "has the circus in his blood." Which is how Jerry and his dog, Rags become members... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, Jerry of the Circus,...
This 1940-42 series features composer Dave Rose and singing star Maxine Gray putting on a concert each week featuring some of Rose's great compositions. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, California Melodies
A teenage gas station attendant (Chuck Courtney) is obsessed with hot rods and racing. His Dad (Tyler McVey) objects to hot rod racing and thinks his son is a "crazy teenager!" ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Drama
The Mickey Rooney Show aka "Hey Mulligan" Misc 18 I have no titles or broadcast dates for this series. If you have any Info on this show please use the reviews to add the info here. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Hey Mulligan, The Mickey Rooney Show, Mickey Rooney, Classic TV
The life and career of Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis, who held the title for 12 years--longer than any other boxer in history--and who had to not only battle opponents inside the ring and racism outside it. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Biography, Drama, Coley Wallace
PLANET MAN This is the fascinating story of Dantro, The Planet Man, troubleshooter for the League of Planets organization, the law enforcement body for peace and justice in the celestial world -- whose headquarters and center of operations are situated on the capital of all planets, Planteria Rex. From Mercury to Pluto, where ever danger threatens the universe, you will find Dantro the Planet Man fighting for fair play. The Planet Man was a juvenile science ficton series of the 1950's... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, Planet Man, The...
Colonel Barkley is very proud of his assistant, Sergeant Doubleday, who has a photographic memory. Doubleday shows off his book knowledge on firearms during a class given by Sergeant Ames, embarrassing him. Through a series of misunderstandings, Colonel Barkley thinks the gunshy Doubleday is an expert marksman, and he sets him up in a shooting match against Ames and Sergeant Cobb (the division's shooting champions)! Director: Fred Guiol William Tracy ... Sergeant 'Dodo' Doubleday Joe Sawyer ...... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: William Tracy, Noah Beery Jr, Comedy, Army, Marksman, Shooting
Crime and Peter Chambers made its debut on NBC in 1954 and ran for 5 months. The show was written, directed, and produced by Henry Kane. Audio Files Sourced: Crime and Peter Chambers - Free OTR Shows ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Crime and Peter Chambers, OTR, Old Time Radio
Mel-O-Toons sometimes erroneously called "Mello Toons", was a series of animated cartoons produced in 1960 by New World Productions and syndicated by United Artists. It featured various folk tales, Greco-Roman myths, Biblical stories, some original stories by author Thornton Burgess, classic stories, even adaptations of classical music and ballet. The soundtracks were often taken from existing children's records, licensed from the original labels. 104 cartoons, each about 6 minutes... ( 2 reviews ) Topic: Mel-o-toons
The 1945-53 officially backed radio series (the first episode includes an appearance by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover) detailing real life cases from the files of the FBI. ( 3 reviews ) Topic: Old Time Radio, This is your FBI
Lawyer Philip Gault (Carleton G. Young), due to an unexplained accident, lost his voice and can only speak in an eerie whisper. Gault infiltrates "the syndicate" in his native Central City to bring down organized crime from within; to the underworld, he becomes known as the Whisperer. Later, his voice is restored through surgery, but he continues to lead a double life as the Whisperer, relaying instructions from the syndicate bosses in New York (who don't know he's a mole) to their... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: The Whisperer, Old Time Radio
The arrival of the telegraph put Pony Express riders like John Blair (John Wayne) and his pal Smoky (Lane Chandler) out of work they try to start a stagecoach route through a ghost town. A rival stagecoach company tries to stop them. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Western, John Wayne
Photographer Mike Kovac (played by Charles Bronson) thinks he recognizes a girl from a cruise ship, but she pretends not to know him and her "Uncle" doesn't want his picture taken. Air Date: December 12, 1958 (Season 1, Episode 9) ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Man with a Camera, Classic TV, Charles Bronson
When Captain Casey Reardon (played by Harry Guardino) learns that notorious gangster boss Enzo Cortino (Paul Stevens) possesses a secret ledger which could potentially be used to bring him to justice and said ledger is supposedly within the possession of his girlfriend Helena Varga (Louise Sorel), Reardon sends a brash but known for getting results, spirited and spunky young black female detective named Christie Love (Teresa Graves) on undercover assignment hoping she will be able to get to the... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Action, Crime, Teresa Graves
Counterspy was an espionage drama radio series that aired on the NBC Blue Network (later the ABC) and Mutual from May 18, 1942 to November 29, 1957. David Harding (Don MacLaughlin) was the chief of the United States Counterspies, a unit engaged during World War II in counterespionage against Japan's Black Dragon and Germany's Gestapo. With spies still lurking in the post-war years, as well as the Communist threat, the adventures continued apace well after World War II ended. Scriptwriters for... ( 3 reviews ) Topic: .
The FBI in Peace and War was a radio crime drama inspired by Frederick Lewsis Collins' book, The FBI in Peace and War. The idea for the show came from Louis Pelletier who wrote many of the scripts. Among the show's other writers were Jack Finke, Ed Adamson and Collins. Audio Files Sourced: FBI in Peace and War - Free OTR Shows ( 2 reviews ) Topics: FBI, FBI in Peace and War, OTR, Old Time Radio
Western A black man comes home from fighting in the civil war to find his mother has been murdered by some white men. Joshua becomes a bounty hunter and seeks to take revenge on behalf of his mother. You can read about this movie on it's IMDB page. ( 2 reviews )
The Lawless Years is the first television crime drama set during the Roaring 20s, having predated ABC's far more successful The Untouchables with Robert Stack by six months. The 47-episode half-hour series aired nonconsecutively on NBC from April 16 to August 27, 1959, from October 1, 1959, to January 19, 1960, and, finally, from May 12 to September 22, 1961. It starred James Gregory as real-life NYPD Detective Barney Ruditsky, with Robert Karnes as Max, his associate. Ruditsky, who had become... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Third Eye Cinema, The Lawless Years, James Gregory, Classic TV, Jack Chertok, Gangsters, 1959,...
Herb is asked by an old friend to look into the case of a man convicted six weeks previously of murdering his date in front of a witness. Season 1, Episode 3 (1959) ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Lock Up
When Colt (Bob Steele) kills the men that murdered his father, he escapes his pursuers and joins Wolf (Ted Adams) and his outlaw gang. After two years Wolf breaks up the gang, deeds his ranch to Colt, and turns himself in. Now an honest rancher, things are going fine for Colt until Wolf's old gang shows up under a new leader. Colt get the Governor (A.C. Henderson) to release Wolf claiming the two of them can bring in the gang. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Western, Bob Steele
Shocker Internet Drive In Week One: Relive those great old days of going to the local drive in to eat, make-out in the back seat and watch some of the most forgetable movies ever. This week we bring you Prehistoric Women and Mesa of Lost Women. Check out our site at http://shockerdrivein.freeoda.com for the full effect! ( 4 reviews ) Topics: horror, sci fi, drive in, bad movies, cartoon
The Mickey Rooney Show aka "Hey Mulligan" misc 09 I have no titles or broadcast dates for this series. If you have any Info on this show please use the reviews to add the info here. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Hey Mulligan, The Mickey Rooney Show, Mickey Rooney, Classic TV
Peter Lorre plays a recently released criminal mastermind who has hatched a plot to get even with the criminologist who sent him to prison. Aired: January 14, 1961 ( 5 reviews ) Topics: classic tv, Peter Lorre, checkmate, private detective
Amrose Bierce was a newspaper reporter and writer with a very dark twisted sense of humor. He went to Mexico during the Mexican Revolution and was never heard from again. His story was told in the movie "Old Gringo". ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Bierce, Fiend's Delight, humor
A police officer, with the help of a Catholic priest, tries to get his younger brother to break his drug habit while protecting their mother from a painful reality. Season 1, Episode 23 ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Crossroads.
CRIME CLUB The Crime Club aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System as a half-hour weekly radio series, beginning on December 2, 1946 and continuing until October 16, 1947, a run of 47 episodes. It aired on Mondays at 8 p.m. through December and then on Thursdays at 10 p.m. It was also heard on Wednesdays and Sundays on some stations. Each installment was introduced by the series host, The Librarian, portrayed by Barry Thomson and Raymond Edward Johnson (who was perhaps better known as the host... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Set, OTRR Certified Set, Crime Club,...
Set in Nevada in the 1860s, Bonanza chronicled the adventures of the Cartwright family who owned a large ranch called The Ponderosa. Ben Cartwright and his three sons, Adam, Hoss, and Joe fought for what was just and decent in a time where lawlessness was common. The widowed patriarch Ben Cartwright had three sons, each by a different wife: the oldest was the urbane architect Adam Cartwright, who built the ranch house. The second was the warm and lovable giant Eric, better known by his nickname... ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Bonanza, Classic TV, Classic Television, Westerns, Color, Public Domain
Old Time Radio Programs. Detective series. The Final shows went back the the 30 minute self contained storylines. PAGE 01 PAGE 02 PAGE 03 PAGE 04 Yours Truly Johnny Dollar Nostalgia Pages Forum ( 3 reviews ) Topic: Old Time Radio
THE BING CROSBY - ROSEMARY CLOONEY SHOW In 1960, Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney teamed together in The Bing Crosby - Rosemary Clooney Show on CBS. This was a 20 minute show aimed at female listeners and was broadcast at 11:40 a.m. daily. Bing and Rosie would tape the dialogue weeks in advance and songs would be interpolated. The songs would usually feature Bing and Rosie singing solos and often a duet. Songs were repeated on many occasions. Murdo MacKenzie was again the producer. The shows... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Set, OTRR Certified Set, The Bing...
Roy Rogers is an oil prospector who wants to get rights to drill for oil on a promising piece of land. Dale Evans (as Billie) sails a local tugboat named "Apache Rose" and Olin Howlin is Mr. Rogers' lovable old codger friend "Alkali". Bob Nolan and the "Sons of the Pioneers" are around when necessary. Gamblers aboard the boat "Casino Del Mar" aka "S.S. Casino" are the main adversaries, led by nasty George Meeker (as Reed Calhoun). ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Western, Roy Rogers
Broadway Is My Beat was a CBS radio crime drama series which ran from 1949 to 1954. The show originated in New York for the first 12 episodes, which was then moved to Hollywood. The story revolved around a hardened New York City policeman who worked the homicide devision. Audio Files Sourced From: Broadway Is My Beat - Free OTR Shows) ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Broadway Is My Beat, OTR, Old Time Radio